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Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, April 12, 1894
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APRIL 12, 1804. WORLD'S FAIR ART PORTFOLIO COUPON. 0 coupon* or different dates tod 10 osnts secure* the current number at in Portfolio*. 8»* sovertuement. VOL. XIX. LOGANSPORT, INDIANA. THURSDAY MORNING. APRIL 12. 1894. NO. 88. LIES it CfHOULiY IBUfl To call at THE BEE HIVE To take a look at the very beautiful line of DRESS GOODS and New SPRING WRflPS Wiler & Wise. 315 Fourth St. SOON ENDED. The Investigation of Judge Jenkins' Action Is Over. Uttle Probability of Hi* Impeachment —Ex-Senator Spooner Admits Authorship of the Ordor. CLOSE OF THE IKQUIST. MILWAUKEE, April 11. — Ex-Senator John 0. Spooner was the principal witness before the Jenkins Investigating committee, which concluded its work here Tuesday. He admitted that he •drew the famous strike order; that he dictated most of the provisions in the-pe- tltlon on which the order was granted, and he contended that as a merely legal matter the Injunction was perfectly proper. He did not put on it the harsh construction which is put on It ty the labor leaders. The other witnesses who testified were Chiefs Wilkinson, Wilson, Sargent and Clark, Secretary F. W. Arnold, of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers; Attorneys <} P Miller, W. J. Curtis, Receiver Thomas F. Oakcs, and General Manager Kendrlck, of the Northern Pacific. Miller'* Fart. Attorney George P. Miller testified that he drew up the supplemental order, the one which restrained the chiefs from advising or counseling with the men, and took It to Judge Jenkins, who, after glancing over it, promptly aigned it, thus enabling Mr. Miller to •catch a train for St. Paul with the injunction in his pocket. May Not Be Impeached. From the testimony which has been introduced it Is not probable Judge Jenkins will be impeached, but the •committee may recommend that congress pass laws which will prevent a recurrence of the issuance of injunction* of the character of the one issued in thin case. Congressman McGann, of Chicago, who introduced the resolution calling lor the inquiry, said he was thoroughly •atlsfled with the investigation, for it would result in bringing before con{Tress the views of the representatives of the leading railway labor organizations on the principle of government by injunction as set forth in the unprecedented writs of Judge Jenkins. Mr. McGann said he had succeeded in getting just what he wanted—an opportunity to show the national lawmakers that the people did not relish the idea of a federal judge forcing men to continue work against their will, and of limiting the liberty of officers of labor organizations by restraining them Irom the enjoyment of their constitutional ritrhts. Tho work of taking testimony wei concluded 1 Tuesday evening and Representatives Boatner, Terry and Btone took their departure for Washington, where they will prepare their report without delay aud submit it to the house committee on judiciary. Evory person who volunteered to throw any light whatever npon the circumstances •nrronndlny the issuance of the cele- brat«d hHnnotional orders, which were promptly challenged by organised labor; WM **amta«l by th*>«oawmltt»f. Aik a Restoration of Waco*. OMAHA, Web., April 11.—The Amer- can Railway union in the federal court asked Jndga Dundy to order the salaries of monthly paid men on the Union Pacific restored to the figures existing prior to September last and that the restoration date from the receivership in October. 1'lribu*;* In Biff Timber. HELENA, Mont, April ll.-The third ncendlary fire of the year raged in Big Timber Tuesday night and destroyed property worth $20,000. The Big Tlm- 3 er hotel was among the buildings burned. The people of the town are on the warpath and will lynch the firebugs f captured. Want to Build a Canal. TOI.IDO, O., April 11.-At a meeting of the directors of the chamber of commerce Tuesday evening a committee was appointed to investigate the feasibility of a ship canal from Chicago to this city, shortening the distance from the west 700 miles. The committee will also select a route for tho canal and endeavor to demonstrate that the proposed enterprise would be a profitable investment. Frank Spark. Acquitted of Mur.ler. HOUSTON, Tex., April 11. - Frank Sparks hus been acquitted of murder. It was this case coming from Wharton county on change of venue which resulted in tho memorable depot tragedy in which young Mitchell killed Button, Gleason and Sparks' brother. Benton Duke and C. II. Delno waylaid Sparks and he killed them both. Deadlock In tho Home. WA8HINOTON, April 11.— Immediately after tho reading of the journal the house got into a deadlock over a technical parliamentary question, the republicans not voting and the democrats lacking thirty-three of a quorum. It soon became evident that no *™™*» could be transacted ond at 1:40 the house adjourned. Colorado Become. a^oTd State. DBNVKR. Col., April ll.-Tuesday's receipts of gold at the Denver mint amounted to .94.000, the «•£«•**»• any one day in the history of the mint During April, 1893, the receipts were 1101,041. Up to date this month they are $215,000. Suffrage for Women. CoLVSiBUfc 0 , April 11.-A bill glr ine women tho right to vote in school elections was passed by the senate by a vote of 20 to 8. Huge to Appeal. NEW YORK, April ll.-The papers are being prepared in the appeal of Russell Sage ifrom tho verdict assessing him In damages to the tune of |25,000 for making a target of Bookkeeper Laldlaw when Norcross, the anarchist, attempted to blow the financier to pieces with a dynamite bomb. The appeal is based on twenty- five exceptions to tho judge's charge, and will raise the Issue that as no Injuries resulted from the act of an assassin, Sage can in no way be held responsible. ^^^^^___^___ pretty Oned OMU. Amle—And so May'* fiance is a real baron. What i» he baron of? ; . Helene—Idea*, probably.—Brooklyn Ltte, .. ... MINERS DECIDED. They Have Ordered a General Strike to Begin April 21, It Will Involve Over 100,000 Men— The Coke Strikers Have 'Renewed Their War. •WILL QUIT WOHK. COLUMBUS, 0., April 11.—The Unite, Mine Workers of America have ordered a general strike April 21. J. A. Crawford, of Illinois, member of the executive board, presented the resolution to strike. He said from twelve to fourteen resolutions had been referred to the committee, but they had decided to substitute two, one of which was to strike April 22. This precipitated prolonged applause and an animated discussion. W. D. Van Horn, of Indiana, opposed the date, asserting that the Indiana miners had a contract with the operators to work until May 1. The operators had asked them to uc- cept a reduction, but it had been opposed and the wages had not been reduced. He was in favor of suspension of work May 1. Joseph Dunkerly, state president of Indiana, was bitterly opposed to the date. He also wanted assurance that Illinois was ready, for if Illinois was not ready then the coal operators of that, state could supply all the states around. The date was changed to the 21st, on account of the 22d being Sunday, and the resolution was carried. Will Be a Great Strike. The strike will involve over 100,000 men and will cover the whole territory between eastern Pennsylvania and Colorado. Secretary Treasurer McBride, in his report to the convention, said that 161 locals had been organized in the year, sixty-nine of these in 1 Pennsylvania and thirty-one in Ohio. The financial statement showed a total income of $30,928; salary and expenses, •18,447; these with stoppage of two banks and miscellaneous expenses left a balance on hand of $5,503. Coke War on Again. UHIONTOWN, Pa., April 11.—War has begun again in the coke region and the situation is most critical. Rioting and raiding have been the programme and fierce battles have been averted only by concessions on the part of the companies. Tho first indication of trouble was in the form of an armed mob of 400 strikers, which assembled at 7:30 a. m. at the Youngstown works of the H. C. Friclr company, near here. About sixty coke drawers were in the pit when atagiven signal strikers swooped down upon the plant from every direction. The workers fled for shelter to the company's store, which was guarded by only six employes. The 400 Huns demanded that the workmen be given up. This was refused at first, but after several attacks the workmen were given up. They were treated to all sorts of insults and some of them beaten with clubs. Sheriff'* DepntlM Overpowered. Sheriff Wilhelm was notified at once and started for the scene of trouble. The rioters had left for the Leisenring's, taking the Youngstown workers with them. The sheriff gave chase with twenty deputies, overtook the mob- and ordered them to disperse. Tho leader of the rioters answered that they were on the public highway and had equal rights with the sheriff. A deputy took charge of one of the men, when tho strikers surrounded the posse aud forced the authoritie* to give up the man. The sheriff's force then fell back and the strikers continued the march toward Leisenring. Twenty more deputies have left there to join Sheriff Wilhelm. Trouble is'Inevitable, as the strikers are all armed. Jute Worker* Strike. PATIRBON, N. J., April 11.—More than 700 men, women and children employed by the Dolphin Jute Manufacturing company on Spruce street are on strike. The employes ask that a 10 per cent cut in wages be given hack to them. This the firm refused to do, and the strikers dispersed immediately. St. Loul* Cooper* on Strike. ST. Louis, April 11.—All the coopers in the city, some 200 or more, are on strke to enforce a demand for an increase in pay of one cent per barrel and for pay for work done at the call of the boss, such as loading, etc. Becrull* for Coiey'* Army. BOSTON, April It—It is officially announced that the New England contingent of Coxey's army will start from Faneuil hull April 17. and the officers will be Maj. Gen. M. D. Fitzgerald, a professional agitator, and Brig. Gen. McCoy, an unemployed bciler-maker. Coiey on the Monntalu March. UiUONTOWJf, Pa., April ll.-The departure of the commonweal for the mountain trip was made at noon. The line w«s well formed and a noticeable foaturo was tho fact that seven of the men who deserted Tuesday night rejoined the columns. . Had Too Many Wives. OVAHA, Neb., April It-Alexander Watson has been arrested here for har- jn,r foor wivefc. No. 1 live, at Grand Bapids. MioKj No, 9 at Coldwater, SichVKo. I ftp. Miss Marian Co».y. of Hsmmond, &., wd No..4 WM Ulat ALBANY GOES REPUBLICAN. The Democratic Candidate for Mayor I* Defeated. ALBANY, N. Y., April U.—Albany county entered the republican column Tuesday. Albany city, which gave a democratic majority of 4,800 last fall, elected Oren E. Wilson (rep.) mayor Tuesday by 3,500, and Cohoes elected Henry A. Strong (rep.) by 800 majority. Albany city elected nine republicans, five independent democratic and five national administration democratic aldermen. The present board consists of sixteen democrats and three republicans. Cohoes republicans elect four out of five aldermen. The board of supervisors, which now stands eighteen democrats and thirteen republicans, has been reversed,the new board being composed of nineteen republicans and twelve democrats. THENTON, N. J., April 11.—In Tuesday's charter election tho democrats succeeded in electing but one councilman. Their councilman at Ifirge was | beaten by over 2,000 votes. The next i council will stand—republicans, 15;' democrats, 8. Elsewhere throughout the state the republicans made tftfins. They elected a mayor in Newark by 5,000 majority. In Camden not a democrat was chosen to office and the republican majority was increased by 1,800. Jersey City went republican-by 3,952. In Passaic they carried three of the four wards. Orange elected the entire republican ticket The normal democratic majority heretofore has been 600. Elizabeth will also have a republican mayor hereafter. __ WINTER WHEAT. It* Condition a* Reported to the Department of Aft-rtculture. WASHINQTON, April 11.—The condition of winter wheat on April 1 as reported by the statistician of the department of agriculture averages 86,7 per cent, for the entire country. Lost year the average was 77.4. In 1892 it was 81,3 and 96.8 for the year 1891. The corresponding average for rye is 94.4 per cent. The averages of wheat for the principal states are as follows: Kentucky, 83; Ohio, 90; Michigan, «8; Indiana, 80; Illinois, 87; Missouri, 88; Kansas, 72; Neb ra»ka, 85; Iowa, 87. Very little damage is reported from the Hessien fly and that only in sections of Ohio, MiehlKan, Illinois, Missouri and Kansas. The weather from needing time until the present cold vrkjce swept'over the country has been very favorable to the growth of the plant. The injury to tho crop is undoubtedly , considerable. In tho eastern and northern states tho damage was comparatively light. In the south Atlantic and southern states the injury Is marked and decided, with perhaps the excaption of Texas, while in the' states of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Kentucky the injury from frost Is considerable. In Kansas, Nebraska and California the impaired condition of the crop has not resulted so much from the frost as from cold, dry weather. Preparluc for Kndenvor Convention. CLEVELAND, O., April ]!.—A mammoth three-pole tent has been secured from Barnum & Bailey in which to hold the big convention of the Christian Endeavor society, which will be in session here from July 1 to 16. A personal house-to-house canvass will be made to secure sleeping quarters for the 40,000 young people that will be present. Arrangements will also be made to provide a lunch at the tent for 10,000 people during the convention. Million* for -New Building-*. WASUIXOTOJT, April 11.—Senator Vest has presented in the senate a list of buildings now in the books of the supervising architect of public buildings not commenced and those in course of construction, giving limit of cost under existing legislation and the total amount appropriated. The list includes 104 buildings, the limit of the aggregate cost of which is *S2,827,G64, and the amount appropriated $22,802,- ai7. Many Horie* Burned. CHICAGO, April 11. — Twenty-four horses, valued at «6,000, and furniture valued at 84,000 were burned with a barn and storage house at 58 Pearson street at 4 o'clock a. m. The building was damaged to the extent of tl,000. The barn and storage house belonged to Gormully & Jeffery, the William Livingston Storage company owned the horses and the furniture belonged to more than a score nf people. t Uarrett Acted for tlie Burlington. ST. Louis, April 11.—The purchase by L C. Uarrett of remaining world's fair buildings recently has been something of a mystery here until Tuesday, when It was learned on good authority that Mr Garrett acted on behalf of the Chicago, Burlinft-ton & Quincy railway, which will use the iron and steel in the construction of sheds for its system of terminals and depot construction in and near this city. F«tally Burned by a Falling; Lump. EASTON, Pa., April 11.—John Snyder, 70 years old, of Clearfleld. was burned to death by a lamp falling upon him as he lay asleep on a loungo. His wife was BO badly burned in trying to put ont Death of an Illinois Jadfa, BLOoimraTOX, m., April It—Judge A, J- Merriman is dead, aged 78 yeara. He caw*- her* in 1889 and was county jadfe from 1166 to IM«. !•!•»«• «•> STORM-SWEPT. The Atlantic Coast Visited by a Terrific Blizzard. STATE TELEGRAMS. News Flashed Over the) Wire* from Indiana Cities and Towns. Worst Gale for Years—Highest Tide ^ver Known—A Vessel Wrecked and Eight Lives Lost. HEAVY FALL OF BXOW. NEW YORK, April ll.—The whole Atlantic coast from Boston to Balti more is in the clutches of the worst storm since the never-to-be-forgotten blizzard of 1BSS. And not only the coast but all j the slates north of the Carolinas and ' east of the Allegheny mountains, including the whole of New York state. In some respects this storm is more dreadful and disastrous than the blizzard which paralyzed New York six | years ago. That was fiercer, but it did not diffuse itself over so great an area. To-day every foot of ground cast of Buffalo is covered with bO inches of snow. Telegraphic Serrlco Demoralized. Nearly every telegraph and telephone wire in New York, New Jersey, '• Maryland, eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware has been torn down by tho fury of tho blast. New York is practically isolated, though all com- ' munication hus not yet been cut off ; with tho outside world, Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington are io a similar plight. Dispatches are coming in from those points, but they come in slowly and at long intervals. The telegraph companies say they have not been so badly crippled over so much territory in many years. New Jersey is most badly off in this respect Since Tuesday night nobody in this city or elsewhere has been able to get a word from Patcrson, Plainfield, Seabright, Long Brunch. Asbury Park or New Brunswick. Wreck* and I.o«i of Llfo. News reached this city at 0 a. m. from the life-saving station at Long Branch that a vessel was on the rocks near tho Squan life-saving station and was rapidly being ground to pieces. It was impossible in tho sea then running to venture out even in a lifeboat and the crew was forced to stand calmly by and watch eight men die helpless before their eyes. Six sailors went down into the sea with tho bowsprit One clung to the main-mast as it lapped over and fell into the rough embrace of the waves. He bold on for nearly an hour and fought desperately against the pounding waters, but at the end of that timo his strength gave way and he disappeared forever. Another brave fellow breasted the waves and' finally reached the shore, only to bo knocked down by a huge breaker and carried out to death by the resistless undertow. Another vessel according to a fisherman, who was patrolling the beach at the time she struck, soon lost both her masts and several of the crew were washed overboard with them. Enormous damage is being done by the furious sea all along tho coastifrom a mile north of the bridge to Seabright The whole beach for 3 miles north of Seabright is under water. One of the beach hotels, Normandie Hall, is in the clutches of the waves and is going to pieces fast. Great Damafe to Shipping. A special to the Brooklyn Eagle from Greenport, L. I., says: The fiercest storm experienced here in years is raging. There is great damage to shipping. The new oyster schooner Nevada has been driven ashore. She is heavily loaded with seed oysters, and without a doubt will become a total wreck, as she is pounding to pieces on the rocks. The lumber sloop John Morgan parted her cables and in less than tefl minutes was a total wreck. Worst for Eleven rear*. SEABBIOHT, N. J., April 11.-The storm raging at this place is tho worst that has visited Seabright in eleven years. Three thousand feet of the New Jersey Southern railroad between this place and Highland Beach has been washed out The waves were BO strong that the iron rails were twisted out of shape. Heavy Fall of Snow. BUFFALO, N. Y., April l],-Snow has been falling without cessation for neap; ly twenty-four hours. It is wet and heavy and about 10 inches deep, loading., down trees and wires. Telegraph, telephone, electric light and police signal wires above ground are more or less broken, clogged and crossed. It is impossible to learn the tfete.-^ot the storm m this territory, but from scattering reports at hand the snowfall seems to be general at this end of the state and to extend beyond Rochester. Kicked to Oeatli By • Uor*e. D.CATUB, 111- April ll.-Monday evening Bolla Boyd, a farmer l.vin* 10 miles northeast of Decatur, was found in his barn beneath the feet of a blooded stallion. He had gone into the stable to attend to the "^wWchba- came unruly and klokeoVbim to death, Fatally »»b* B«s F»tb«r. BAY CITT, Mich., April 1L—Harry BAT urrr, ^ of » n| fer Monday his father, William, Fight on Indiana Gerrymander. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., April 11.—Th« argument in the new apportionment suit begun by republicans to overthrow the last democratic gerrymander wa» continued Tuesday on a point raised by the democrats, having for its object the throwing out of court of the whole proceedings. Attorney .Charles W. Smith, sprung the point that the question is purely political, lying within the discretionary power of the legislature. Messrs. ForUner and Winter on Tuesday assailed the democratic demurrer and showed by decisions in Wisconsin, Michigan, New York and Kansas that the question was one wholly within the province of a court and that the court was the proper place to go to test the constitutionality of the gerrymander. DIUMtron* Powder Eiploilon. MOUNT VEBKON. Ind., April 11.—By the explosion of a fifty-pound can of powder the grocery store of Fred Morelock, 4 miles below town. was wrecked and destroyed by fir* Tuesday, together with content*. Three inmates, Milt Brookin* George Lang and William Curtis, were taken from the ruins in an insensible condition. They were burned in •> fearful manner and are expected to die. Talked to Railroad Men. BRAZIL, Ind., April 11.—A mass meet- Ing of 500 railroad employes was addressed by George W. Howard, of Chicago, at Odd Fellow's hall Monday . night The meeting was spirited and lasted until after midr.ignt NumorOUf, railway union men followed Mr. Howard in short talks. One hundred and fifty trainmen joined the American Railway union, of which Mr. BOWK* is vice president For Nlnotj-SeTen Tear* a Methodist. I INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., April 11. — "Grandma" Goenen, who had often asserted that she was the oldest colored woman in the city, died at her home of old age. She was 109 years 1 month and 1 day old. Dp to the beginning of thia year she was able to be around and do a little work. She was for ninety- seven years a member of the African M. E. church. She leaves a daughter 85 years old. Three Injured in an Exploetoo, MOUNT VEBNOK, Ind., April II.—By the explosion of a fifty-pound can of powder the grocery store of Fred Mora- lock, 4 miles below town, was wrecked and destroyed by fire Tuesday, together with its contents. Three inmates—Milt Brookins, George Lan» and William Curtis—were taken from the ruins in an insensible condition. They were burned and are expected to die . Charged with Ap.anltla*; m Girt. • LEBANON, Ind., April 11.— Prof, John H. Dickerson, a music teacher, until. recently residing in Indianapolis, cam* here two months ago. He wa» arrested and put in jail here Monday night, charged with assaulting Miss Sarah Kepner, the 19-year-old daughter of Farmer Kepner. From his attorney* it is learned that Dickerson claims it to be a case of blackmail White Cap* Cha*tl«e a Wife B»ater. BOURBON, Ind., April 11. -Uriah Scan- Ian, residing 5 miles north of this city, brutally beat his wife Monday night. Her screams were heard by neighbor*, who came to her assistance. Scanlan fled. Tuesday morning at * o'clock twelve masked men entered Scanlaa'a house. Finding him there they dragged him out, tied him to a tree and whipped him unmercifully. Farmer* Are Loicr*, " BOURBON, Ind., April 11.—Expert burglars blew open the safe in Johnson's hardware store Monday night at Dion. Just how much the robbers secured is not yet known. The supposition is that it was a largo amount, M Johnson's safe is the only one in tht* locality, and farmers for miles aronnd deposited money within it for safekeeping. BaacheK> Auoclatc* on TrlaL INDIANAPoSs, Ind., April It—Th« trial of Francis A. and Percival B. Coffin and Albert S. Eeed, the officers of the Indiana Cabinet company, charged with aiding Theodore P. Haughey i« wrecking the Indianapolis bank, wm» begun in the federal court Tuesday morning. Ill* Firework* C«t Him MOO. PKBU, Ind.. April ll.-William Dot- erer, the barkeeper, was on Monday given a punishment of two months Urn jail and 1500 fine for a brutal assault o» James MoDonald. Doterer threw oosA oil upon McDonald's clothing and them lighted it, burning toe man nearly to death. g v T»« L»» Uncon*t|tntInnaL FOWMB, Ind., April ll.-Judge WU*y. of the Benton circuit court, decide* Tuesday the foe and salary law of lilt of this state unconstitutional and TOM in that it omits to include the tr»e»- urer, auditor and recorder of Shelfcy county within its provisions. Bay CKy, ««» , «, . tb« kt«r., to««U»f Kept Th»tt _ WABASM, Ind., April It — * three weeks ajro Will Fowler aad Mat-trie Teajrue, of this city, were ried at Daa-ille, IwL, but tk. w* waa kept a attMt until Tuesday, the formal »omou»*ain«B» waa smi ' ''Vi.. ':; 1 ; 1 ^: ''.; ; -j;:«y;-j,:v».^y..';.,.-:.v)it ^"A

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